A Special Note

After the 2020 travel season was cancelled due to COVID-19, we are happy to annouce that we are planning to resume our travel program this summer.  There are new day trips and a new partnership with Mayflower Tours for exciting multi-day trips.  

Traveling Guidelines & Protocols to review:

COVID Health & Safety Protocols 

Cleaning and Safety protocols from American Heritage Trails

CDC guidance on traveling 

Check out the  list of fun SUMMER trips being planned.  Additional information will be in the Summer Fun Times to be released on May 5th!  Registration starts May 5th.

Day Travel:

June 9 – Joseph Decuis Farm Tour, Columbia City, IN

June 16 – Brown County Indiana

July 13 – Illinois Holocaust Museum

September 11 – Johnny Cash musical and dinner, Marshall, MI

October 5-7 – Grand Hotel, Mackinaw Island

Extended Travel:

August 6-13 – Montana and Glacier National Park

September 16-24 – America’s Canyon Country

October 8-13 – Albuquerque Balloon Festival

Please contact the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department at (260) 427-6000 if you have any questions.


Cancellation Information

All Cancellations on day trips are subject to a $5 or 10% (whichever is greater) per person cancellation fee. Cancellations made within one week of departure will be refunded only if replacements can  be  found.  There  are no refunds for NO-SHOWS. All day trips include the service of a Travel Service escort, motorcoach transportation and all necessary gratuities, including those to the escort and motorcoach driver. All trips feature NO SMOKING on the motorcoaches. 

Gallery of Photos from a past Mackinac Island Trip 

  • chess
  • dinner
  • an outstanding view
  • what a view
  • mackinac island what a view
  • downtown view
  • sit and rock a spell at mackinac island
  • the grand hotel

Thanks to Scott Short for providing these wonderful photos. 


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2021 Extended Trips and Tours

The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Travel Service is working on trips for 2021.  Our plan is to offer a full compliment of Day Trips and Extended Trips again at that time.  See below for highlights from past years!

New York Group Photo slide

Some travelers enjoying their "Girls Trip" to New York City!  Pictured, from left to right are 
Laurene Benelli, Carrie Edwards, Tina Wells, Thelma Retz, Terrie Mays and Laurie Muzzillo.  


Thanks to our travelers who visited New York City with us and supplied these photos.  

Chicago Flower Garden Show

Recent travelers to Chicago include:Sharon Stout, Karen Wyss, Margaret DeMeritt, Donna Rensch, Dona Keiser and Becky Clifton

Day Trip Testimonials

My travel friends (Beckie, Tonda, and Leah) and I would like to say THANK YOU for such a wonderful Chicago Shopping Trip on Saturday, December 1st. Our group had a wonderful time. The price for the trip was unbeatable. The organization of the trip was flawless. Donna was a wonderful hostess who made sure everyone's needs were met. Bob, the bus driver from excursion travel, was the best driver we have ever had and we have been on quite a few bus trips in the past.

We will definitely recommend future bus trips sponsored by Parks and Recreation to our friends and families. We would certainly be interested in taking future bus trips through the Parks and Recreation. This was our first time and I sure it will not be our last.  

Thanks again for such a wonderful time last Saturday.

Michelle V.


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